Praise in the Park
Community event to give away free school supplies to families in need, sponsored by Life Church, The Father's House, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, United Way and others, 1400 Parker Road. Info: 770-652-9579.
Georgia Perimeter College 2008 Fastpitch Softball Camp, July 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and July 27, 2 to 6 p.m., GPC Softball Field, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, cost: $125 per athlete. Info: 770-318-1161, Ken Deyton or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ice Cream Social
Family and Friends Ice Cream Social, sponsored by The Youth & Young Adult Development Center, Cold Stone Creamery, 1522 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, noon to 3 p.m. Info: 678-658-6219.
Eastside Baptist Church Homecoming celebration, featuring Danny Funderbunk in concert, 4010 Ga. Highway 138, Stockbridge, 10 a.m., covered dish lunch, Info: 770-860-0400.
Reunion celebration, bringing Christians together to promote spiritual unity, peace and love, Bishop Rodney B. Harris speaking, Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, 2431 Iris Drive East, Conyers, 9 a.m. Info: 770-728-9490.
Bethel Grove Baptist Church Homecoming celebration, 10728 Flat Shoals Road, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 770-786-6630.
Back to School Kickoff
Back to School Kickoff, free food, games, school supplies giveaway, sponsored by Conyers Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1437 Ga. Highway 138, 2 to 6 p.m. Info: 770-483-0764.
Back to School Giveaway
J.A.M. Worldwide Ministries Christian Church and Conyers Boys and Girls Club hosting 3rd Annual Back to School Giveaway, bookbags filled with school supplies and more, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, 5 p.m. Info: www.jwmchurch.org.
The Men's Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church celebrating with a musical celebration, 6:30 p.m. climaxing services on July 27, the Rev. Barry speaking, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., 1052 Barton St., Info: 770-922-2661.
Homecoming and Revival
Honey Creek Baptist Church homecoming celebration. 11 a.m., revival services, 7:30 p.m. and run nightly through Aug. 1, Pastor Lee Grigg speaking, corner of Ebenezer Road and Honey Creek Road, Conyers. Info: 770-957-1874.
Pastor and Church Anniversary
Celebration of Pastor and Grace Missionary Baptist Church's second anniversary, 2412 Ebenezer Road, Conyers, 4 p.m.
The Newton County Democrats, Old Courthouse in Covington, 7 p.m. Info: 404-867-2082 or www.newtoncgeorgiadems.org.
Audition for "Stories From the Well" will be held July 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. and July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m., Social Circle Theater, Social Circle. Info: 770-464-2269 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Movie, pizza and popcorn night, sponsored by Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation, Our Place at Rockdale Cares, 875 Davis Drive, Conyers, cost: $5 per person or $12 for family, 6 p.m. Info: 770-918-6306.
Rockdale County Parks and Therapeutic Recreation sponsoring river tubing down the Chattahoochee River, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., cost: $10, bus leaving from Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road. Info: 770-918-6306.
First Aid and CPR
First Aid and CPR class, sponsored by the Rockdale County 4-H Club, preregistration is required, cost: $20, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.
Heartland Hospice and Rockdale Medical Center hosting a bereavement support group, July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28, RMC, 1412 Milstead Ave., East Tower classrooms, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-922-8767.
Movies on Main 2008
Movies on Main 2008, "The Chronicles of Narnia," bring chairs and blankets, sponsored by Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main St., show time starts around 8:30 p.m. Info: 770-483-4236 or www.conyersfirst.org.
Friday night concert featuring Kinchafoonee Cowboys, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.
Police Auxiliary Benefit
Third Annual Police Reserve/Auxiliary Benefit, proceeds used for equipment purchases, Club 908, Olde Town Conyers, live entertainment, food, silent auction and more, cost: $25 tickets. Info: 770-639-7877, Linda or 678-618-1080, Ted.
Back to School Event
Back to School Community Family and Fun Day, health screenings, giveaways, moonwalks and more, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of America and New Life Family Christian Center, 1015 O'Kelly St., Conyers, free, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Defensive Driving Class
Defensive Driving Classes, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, must attend both classes in order to receive certificate, Heritage Hill Baptist Church, 2987 Ga. Highway 212, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 770-922-7965.
Great Month of Service
Great Month of Service, minor home repair to the senior citizens, 65 years of age and older, every Saturday for the month of August, sponsored by the Men's Ministry of Redeeming Love Christian Church, 1931 Old Covington Road, Conyers, call to schedule your service, 770-922-1491.
Artists Market, sponsored by the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, Olde Town Conyers, 1 to 7 p.m. Info: 770-922-3413.
Beach Blast, sponsored by the Olde Town Business Council and Olde Town Neighborhood Association, Olde Town Conyers, free, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Newborn Opry Southern Gospel featuring Naomi and the Segoes, Logan Smith and Crimson River Quartet, Newborn School, Newborn, cost: $8 per person, 6 p.m. Info: 404-815-9973.
Rockdale Girls Softball Registration for the fall 2008 season, Aug. 2 to Aug. 22, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, ages 3 to 18, Earl O'Neal Softball Complex, 2709 Old Covington Road. Info: www.rockdalegirlssoftball.org or call 770-929-1604.
The Women's Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church honoring The Young At Heart, Senior Saints, 1052 Barton St., 11 a.m., Info: 770-922-2661.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Homecoming Celebration, the Rev. Jimmy Thurman speaking, corner of U.S. Highway 278 and County Highway 229, Social Circle, covered dish luncheon after service, 11 a.m. Info: 770-787-6376.
The Nancy Guinn Library will be closed Aug. 3 to Aug. 17 to prepare for construction. Normal operating hours will resume on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. The new entrance will be in the back of the building.
Emmaus Road Concert
Concert featuring Emmaus Road Quartet, East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, free, 6:30 p.m. Info: 770-786-6627 or www.enbchurch.org.
The Father's House
Deadline to register for "Cleansing Stream" 13-week discipleship and deliverance class, hosted by The Father's House, first class begins Aug. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., cost: $90 per person or $129 per couple. Info: 770-785-7172 or 770-788-0511.
Joint Replacement Class
Joint Replacement Class to help cope with surgery, two-hour class, free, sponsored by Newton Medical Center. Info: 770-385-4386 to register.
Tabulation of votes for the Primary Runoff Election will begin at 7 p.m., Newton County Board of Elections office, 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, Covington.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.
Master Equine Program
Registration deadline for Master Equine Program Management Training Program, sponsored by The Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, six-week program designed to help horse owners with various horse-related topics, cost: $125 per person, preregistration is required, classes held at the Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby B, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 770-785-5952.
Mt. Zion First Baptist Church Homecoming, Pastor Michael speaking, corner of Emory Street and Richardson Street, Oxford, 11 a.m. Info: 770-786-3722.
Mt. Zion First Baptist Church Revival, Aug. 11 to 15, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Pastor Markus Glover speaking, corner of Emory Street and Richardson Street, Oxford. Info: 770-786-3722.
Free parenting programs, every Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, held at Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 Main St. Info: 770-483-7333.
Board of Assessors
Rockdale County Board of Assessors, 981 Milstead Ave., conference room, 10 a.m.
Memorial Tennis Tournament
Kim Atkins Memorial Tennis Tournament, Aug. 22 to 24, $80 per team, proceeds support Mobile Mammography Unit, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, team check-in 7 p.m. Info: 404-775-8893.
The Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival, Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, Georgia International Horse Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www.bighaynescreekwildlifefestival.com.
Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith Services, Dr. John Beyers speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.
Registration for The Covington Conyers Choral Guild 2008 Fall session for singers of high school age and older, Aug. 25, Sept. 2 and Sept. 8, 6:15 to 6:55 p.m., Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main St. Info: www.choralguild.org.
Friday night concert featuring The Swingin' Medallions, sponsored by the Monroe Downtown Development Authority, Walton County Historic Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. Info: 770-266-5331.
"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Dr. Richard Hunter speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.
Covington Mill Reunion
17th annual Covington Mill Reunion, Trinity United Methodist Church, 6154 Collins St., Covington, begins at noon. Info: 770-786-5125.
"Come To The Waters - Refresh Your Faith" services, Rev. Jason Dees speaking, sponsored by Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., Covington, fellowship after service, 6:45 p.m. Info: 770-786-7305.
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties. To submit information, call 770-483-7108, ext. 401, fax the information c/o Julie Anderson at 770-483-5797 or e-mail event information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an event description, sponsoring organization, date, time, place, phone number and contact person. Announcements are printed as space is available in date order.